Brampton Resident Set to Compete on The Amazing Race


Bramptonians are doing big things in Brampton and far beyond it. Now, one Bramptonian and one Mississaugan are joining forces to score some epic prize money on a major game show.

The Amazing Race: Canada is due to start a new season. Amongst the teams that will be fanning out across Canada to compete in various challenges are two young men from Peel Region.

Joseph Truong, 23, from Mississauga and Akash Sidhu, 22, from Brampton are the youngest team that’s set to compete this season.

Truong and Sidhu have been friends since high school and when both attended York University, graduating together and created their own non-profit charity business. They are both also active volunteers in organizations such as the Seva Food Bank.

The ‘heroes’ theme for this season’s Amazing Race stems from an acknowledgement to those that don’t necessarily wear capes or masks, but more about those who contribute regularly to the betterment of society, such as those in the military or police, teachers, nurses, or those launching charities and non-profits.

We’re both superfans of the show. Akash and I both love travelling and we knew when we graduated from university we needed to apply for the show,” said the pair.

Other participants include two Toronto Argonauts cheerleaders, first responders, navy sailors, retired air force pilots, and members of the RCMP.  

The winners will each take home a new 2018 Chevrolet Traverse Redline, a round the world trip, and $250,000 in cash.

The new season of The Amazing Race Canada: Heroes Edition starts July 3.

Congratulations Akash and Joseph, and good luck!

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